Armstrong began its operations as a contract supplier of foam and rubber parts for the marine industrial sector.
Expanded into manufacturing of custom-made die-cut foam and rubber products.
Expanded its range of products and services to serve the construction industry.
THE EARLY GROWTH YEARS
Armstrong became a private limited company in Singapore.
Consolidated all its operations under one roof in Gul Street, Singapore and upgraded its manufacturing facilities to streamline production processes and enhance efficiency.
Expanded its range of products and services to cater to growing demand from the Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics / Office Automation and Computer Peripheral industries.
Established its first overseas subsidiary, Foamline Industries Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Established Armstrong Rubber Manufacturing in Singapore to cater to growing demand for moulded rubber.
Formed joint venture with Bridgestone Corporation of Japan to meet the needs of Japanese MNCs in Singapore and Malaysia.
Armstrong continued its regional expansion strategy with its entry into Thailand. It established Armstrong Rubber & Chemical Products Co Ltd together with Bridgestone Corporation of Japan.
With Armstrong growing regionally, the Group spent 1993 developing its systems and processes to international standards. That year, Armstrong Singapore achieved the ISO 9000 certification, the first of a string of certifications which benchmark Armstrong's systems and processes with the world’s best practices. This includes the ISO14001 environmental standards, the TS16949 standards for the automotive sector and the OHSAS 18001 for workplace safety and health.
Armstrong became a public listed company with its successful listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange Mainboard. Its IPO, which drew strong interest from both the retail and institutional investors, raised net proceeds of S$9.8million that was used to upgrade existing facilities and finance the Group's regional business expansion and drew strong interest from both retail and institutional investors. The IPO was fully subscribed.
Armstrong began operations in Indonesia through PT Armstrong located in Jakarta.
The following year, Armstrong’s Wuxi plant was established to tap into China's growing market.
Armstrong moved into its new 167,605 sq ft flagship building in Singapore's Bukit Batok Industrial Park. Housing corporate offices and production facilities, the complex continues to be the company's Technology Innovation and R&D Centre.
Armstrong heralded its expansion into the automotive sector with the establishment of a joint venture with German company Odenwald Chemie Gmbh and its manufacturing plant in Changchun, China. The JV was formed to meet the demand for heat press and vacuum formed products for European cars and car component manufacturers.
Armstrong's subsidiary, Foamline Industries Sdn Bhd, strengthened its Malaysian presence with the establishment of its Penang plant, its third, in addition to that in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur.
Set up Business Development office in Shanghai, China. This was later shifted to Suzhou in 2005 and upgraded it into a manufacturing facility which, produced rubber rollers and components for printers and scanners.
Armstrong set up rubber operations in Kuala Lumpur. Armstrong now had four factories in Malaysia, supplying to automotive and consumer electronics customers.
Armstrong achieves SIAS’s The Most Transparent Company Award.
Armstrong made inroads into SEA market with the incorporation of its new subsidiary, Armstrong Weston Holdings Pte Ltd. The following year, Armstrong registered a wholly owned subsidiary Armstrong Weston Vietnam Co Ltd to cater to the Vietnam market.
Armstrong made further inroads into China with the setting up of Armstrong Tianjin to cater to the escalating needs of Japanese MNCs in Tianjin.
Armstrong set up its 4th rubber operation, Armstrong Rubber Technology, in Ayuthaya, Thailand.
Armstrong Chanchun awarded the Regional Co-operation Award in recognition of Armstrong's synergistic partnership with Denso.
Armstrong awarded Frost & Sullivan Automotive Component Manufacturer of the Year 2007 (Singapore).
Armstrong strengthens its foothold in China by setting up new plant in Wuhan to serve its customers in the Automotive industry. Now, Armstrong is strategically located in the northern, central and southern region of China with 7 manufacturing plants to provide wider service coverage.
Entered into a memorandum of understanding with Indica Chemical Industries Pte Ltd for joint venture in India.
Armstrong clinches Most Transparent Company Award for the 6th consecutive year. The Group recognizes the importance of communicating with its shareholders through good and bad times. This is to ensure that the shareholders are updated in timely fashion about the Group’s future prospects.
Armstrong Malaysia operations, Hardyflex clinches the Challenge & Innovations Award 2010 from Sanden Corporation in Tokyo. Hardyflex is 1 of the 7 winners selected from 1100 Sanden overseas suppliers.
Armstrong clinches the Total Defence Awards (TDA): 3rd Tier, Meritorious Defence Partner Award for 2nd consecutive year, in recognition of our efforts in implementing National Service (NS) friendly HR policies.
Armstrong has been conferred Singapore Automotive Component Manufacturer of The Year for the 6th consecutive year by Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes that Armstrong has emerged as the significant participant in the automotive components market and demonstrated outstanding sales and revenues growth, along with net profit margin and customer diversity.